So true...any girl who has gone through middle school knows this is a fact. Courage, fortitude and a good sense of who you are, these are the requirements. And even then it can be a lonely place. It often leads to a clear conscience and a good night's sleep, so there are pay offs. Great quote.
I think in these overly PC times too many people are afraid to say what they really think.We live in Florida, & whenever I see a dog left in the car I want to call the police. I'm ashamed to say that my husband has talked me out of it on more than 1 occasion Don't start trouble, don't get involved is his view. As I've gotten older I have stopped worrying about people liking me & started doing/saying what I feel in my heart to be right. And, yes it is scary..
I am frequently on my soapbox complaining about conformity and cliche. Decorating trends, current fashion, political attitudes, conform!, conform!, conform! (make screaming sound here) Sheeple make me crazy.
What a thought provoking and very true quote. It is difficult to make the choice to follow your own path and be different, but ultimately, being your own person and having your own voice is what makes each of us unique and special. It can take much personal conviction and courage to go it alone, but if we follow our own heart, and cherish the freedom to make our own choices, we are truly never alone. Thanks for inspiring some much needed thought for me today! ~Cindy